Open Access Week 2022: Open Access and Practice Based Research

Today’s post focuses on how practice-based research may benefit from being made more effectively shared. At Westminster we have prioritised improving our institutional repository (WestminsterResearch) to better support non-text based (also known as non-traditional) output types.See article : Evans, Jenny, Nina Watts, Taylor Mudd, and Tom Renner. 2022. “From Legacy to Next Generation: A Story …

Open Access Week 2022: Events Coming Up

International Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice, 24-30 October, 2022 This year the focus of International Open Access Week is ‘Open for Climate Justice’. During the week we will be releasing daily blog posts from our open access week team at Westminster. Look out for these from 24 October. Events & Resources from …

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Publish Open Access in the American Psychological Association (APA) Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in 88 hybrid journals in the PsycArticles portfolio, excluding the Hogefe collection of journals.  This agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles through gold open access at no further charge to yourself. To be eligible: You must be the corresponding author who is …

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Publish Open Access with American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of American Chemical Society (ACS)’s hybrid or fully Open Access (gold) journals.  This ‘Read & Publish’ agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles through gold open access at no further charge to yourself. To be eligible: You must be the corresponding author …

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Publish Open Access with Elsevier Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of Elsevier’s hybrid journals at no further charge to the author.  This ‘Read & Publish’ agreement will allow you to publish eligible articles in a wide variety of participating Elsevier journals across disciplines through gold open access. To be eligible: You must be …

ORCID Integration with the VRE

ORCID link in the VRE ORCID is a unique research identifier belonging to you which distinguishes you from every other researcher.  It allows you to store together all your research outputs within your account and share them between platforms.  The VRE is now able to push data to, and receive data from, your central ORCID …

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What are Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and how can you use them?

In our final blog post to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we aim to explain what is mean by Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), why they are important, and how you can use them as a researcher to ensure your research is better indexed and identified to you as the creator.  We expand upon the introduction to …

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Advanced Portfolios in WestminsterResearch

Continuing our series of daily blog posts to mark International Open Access Week 2021, we wish to let you know of the exciting improvements to our repository that will allow all researchers, not just those who carry out practice based research, to create over-arching portfolios or collection records, to group and promote your research. We have …

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UKRI New Open Access Policy

UKRI Guidance for Authors UPDATED 28 MARCH 2022 – policy changes for journal articles apply to all articles submitted for publication from 1st April 2022 onwards. The largest change you will notice in the UKRI’s new Open Access is that it will eventually apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections, as well as journal articles. …

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Publish Open Access with Taylor and Francis Journals

Authors affiliated with the University of Westminster may publish original research articles in any of Taylor & Francis Open Select journals at no further charge to the author.  Open Select gives you the option to make your paper open access in one of 2,300+ subscription journals. These span across subject areas and include both Taylor & Francis …